Our Awards

Since 1997, Mind & Media has won 270 peer-judged awards for communication excellence in outreach, public relations, training, recruiting, marketing, writing, curricula development, design, packaging, video/film, multimedia, social media, and web design and development. We’re proud that our work can compete with the best of today’s sophisticated new media.

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Horizons

2020


Communicator Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Copywriting for Online Video, Mind & Media, How Is Elearning Changing and Why Should I Care?
  • Award of Excellence, Education for Online Video, Mind & Media, How Is Elearning Changing and Why Should I Care?
  • Award of Excellence, Training (Corporate), Census Bureau, Simulation Training
  • Award of Excellence, Podcast Series (Educational), RASA, Designers of Paradise
  • Award of Distinction, Editing for Online Video, ERPi, Why Work for ERPi?
  • Award of Distinction, Copy or Writing for Websites, CDC, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Award of Distinction, Games & Apps, Comcast, CyberSplash
  • Award of Distinction, Training (Corporate), Comcast, CyberSplash
  • Award of Distinction, Technology for Online Video, ERDC, Disaster Relief Solutions

Horizon Interactive Awards


2019


APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award, Electronic Media category, for LookingGlass Cyber Solution’s Security Awareness Core Training (see sample). Out of 1,278 entries, 100 were selected for Grand Awards in 12 major categories, and 507 for Awards of Excellence in 100 subcategories. Winner’s List: https://apexawards.com/A2019_Win.List.pdf

Horizon Interactive Awards

Information Security Executive® (ISE®) Forum and Awards Program Series

  • 2019 ISE® North America Project, Project of the Year, Comcast NBC, CyberSplash Game
  • 2019 ISE® Northeast, Finalist, Comcast NBC, CyberSplash Game

Telly Awards


2018


Communicator Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Other Category, ERPi Style Guide
  • Award of Distinction, Logo-Corp, ERPi Logo
  • Award of Distinction, Entertainment, Bright Box Theater, Bright Box Theater Website
  • Award of Distinction, Non-Profit, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, 40 Under 40 Video
  • Award of Distinction, Non-Profit, Food Allergy Research & Education, Teal Pumpkin Project Animation

Horizon Interactive Awards

Telly Awards


2017


APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award, website category, for Mind & Media’s redesigned website, www.mindandmedia.com. Out of 1,400 entries, 100 were selected for Grand Awards in 11 major categories, and 543 for Awards of Excellence in 100 subcategories.

Communicator Awards

Horizon Interactive Awards

  • Silver, Websites>Training/Elearning, LookingGlass, What Does Cyber Security Mean to Me? web-based training
  • Bronze, Websites>Training/Elearning, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Syphilis Case Studies web-based training

Impact DOCS Awards

  • Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Feature for DREAM: An American Story

Telly Awards


2016


Top of Virginia Regional Chamber’s Greater Good Awards

  • Mind & Media’s CEO Marilyn Finnemore won Top of Virginia Regional Chamber’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for her work establishing and nurturing Bright Box, a live events venue. Bright Box opened in 2013 and has become a major draw in Old Town Winchester for live music, comedy and private events such as weddings. Bright Box was recently honored as one of the 50 Best Small Music Venues in America.

2014


56th Emmy Awards, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter

  • Emmy, Public/Current/Community Affairs ‐ Series, DREAM: An American Story, Episodes 1-3
  • Emmy, Public/Current/Community Affairs ‐ Series, DREAM: An American Story, Episodes 4-6

Pixie Awards

Telly Awards


2013


Hermes Creative Awards

MarCom Awards

  • Platinum, Video/Film/Other, DREAM: An American Story
  • Gold, Video/Film/Corporate Image, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center, ERDC Overview Video
  • Honorable Mention, Pro Bono, Washington Human Society, State of the Animals Video

2012


Americans for Immigrant Justice

  • Mind & Media Chief Creative Officer Aldo Bello was honored with a “Humanitarian Award” at the 16th Anniversary Annual Dinner of Americans for Immigrant Justice (formerly FIAC – Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center). More than 450 guests attended the event, including elected officials, attorneys, judges, business leaders, keynote speaker José Antonio Vargas (Pulitzer Prize winning journalist), and “Immigrant Voices Award” honoree Kimberly Green, Ph.D. (two-time Grammy Award nominee and President of the Green Family Foundation).

Hermes Creative Awards


2011


Communicator Awards

  • Award of Distinction, Social Media, DREAM: An American Story
  • Award of Distinction, Direct Marketing, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Learning Network Interactive Guide
  • Award of Distinction, Recruitment, USDA Economic Research Service, USDA ERS Recruiting Tool
  • Award of Distinction, Environmental, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind for Schools Video
  • Award of Distinction, Corporate Image, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA RD-CB Video

MarCom Awards

Pixie Awards


2010


Davey Awards

  • Silver, Health & Wellness CD, VA National Center for PTSD, Returning From the War Zone Guide

Hermes Creative Awards

  • Platinum, Video/Internal Communication, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, CSC Tools for EERE Video
  • Platinum, Video/Government, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA RD-CB Video
  • Platinum, Web-Based Multimedia, VA National Center for PTSD, Returning From the War Zone Guide
  • Gold, Pro Bono, Embassy Series, Embassy Series Website
  • Gold, CD Based Multimedia, USDA Economic Research Service, USDA ERS Recruitment Tool

MarCom Awards

  • Platinum, Web-Based Training, Cyveillance Inc., Cyber Safety 101
  • Platinum, Social Media Site, DREAM: An American Story
  • Gold, Web-Based Multimedia, USDA Economic Research Service, USDA ERS Recruitment Tool
  • Honorable Mention, Video/Film/Internal Communications, CSC Tools for EERE Video

Summit Creative Awards

  • Silver, Recruiting Website, USDA Economic Research Service, USDA ERS Recruitment Tool
  • Silver, Training Website, VA National Center for PTSD, Returning From the War Zone Guide
  • Bronze, Government Video, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA RD-CB Video

Summit Emerging Media Awards

  • Leader Award, Social Network Marketing, DREAM: An American Story
  • Leader Award, Recruitment/Employment/Training Website, Cyveillance Inc., Cyber Safety 101

2009


DiversityBusiness.com


2007


American Business Awards (The Stevies)

  • Winner, Best Creative Person, Sara Isacson
  • Finalist, Best Creative Person, Chris Ammon
  • Finalist, Best Marketer, Jay Ferrari
  • Finalist, Best Product Developer, Willie Freer
  • Finalist, Best Product Developer, Sophia Lambrou
  • Finalist, Best Product Developer, Jill Nienhiser
  • Finalist, Best Salesperson, Amy Gareis
  • Finalist, Best Support Staffer, Josef Villanasco

American Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

  • 2007 Finalist, Best Entrepreneur, Marilyn Finnemore

APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Award of Excellence, Marketing & Public Relations: Electronic & Video Publications, Army National Guard, Answer the Call Video Script
  • Award of Excellence, One-of-a-Kind: Government Publications, Army National Guard, SEAR Training Toolkit

Davey Awards

  • Silver, Copywriting, Army National Guard, Sexual Assault: Staying on Guard
  • Silver, Recruitment, Army National Guard, Answer the Call CD

Galaxy Awards

  • Grand Award, Best of Interactive Media, Army National Guard, Answer the Call CD
  • Gold, Interactive Media, Army National Guard, Answer the Call CD

Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards

  • 2007 Finalist—Government Contractor of the Year, Under $25 million category

Helios Apollo HR Awards

  • Finalist

Horizon Interactive Awards

  • Gold, Video/Short Film, Army National Guard, Answer the Call DVD
  • Silver, Public Service/Nonprofit, DOL Veterans Employment and Training Service, HireVetsFirst Video
  • Bronze, Government, Army National Guard, StayGuard.com

Inc. 5,000

  • Ranked 1,256 on the first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for our nearly 300% growth between 2003 and 2006
  • Ranked 88 among the Top Companies by Metro Region, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Summit Creative Awards

  • Gold, Government Website, Army National Guard, StayGuard.com
  • Silver, Recruitment Video, Army National Guard, Answer the Call Video Script

Telly Awards, 28th Annual

  • Silver Telly, Recruitment, Army National Guard, Answer the Call DVD
  • Silver Telly, Social Issues, Army National Guard, Sexual Assault: Staying on Guard
  • Bronze Telly, Government Relations, DOL Veterans Employment and Training Service, HireVetsFirst Video

Videographer Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Recruitment, Army National Guard, Answer the Call DVD
  • Award of Excellence, Government/Federal, DOL Veterans Employment and Training Service, HireVetsFirst Video
  • Award of Excellence, Government/Training, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior
  • Award of Distinction, Government/Informational, HUD Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, Neighborhood Networks Video

2006


APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Award of Excellence, Web & Intranet Site Content & Writing, OSD Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, AT&L Career Center Website
  • Award of Excellence, Special Purpose Video and Electronic Publications, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior

Aurora Awards

  • Gold, Motivational, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior
  • Gold, Writing, Army National Guard, Sexual Assault: Staying on Guard
  • Gold, Public Relations/Awareness, HUD Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, Neighborhood Networks Video
  • Gold, Benefits/Orientations, USAF, GeoBase Promotional Video

CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Competition

  • Golden Eagle, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior

Communicator Awards Print Media Competition

  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Design/Packaging, Army National Guard, TEAM Mobilization Leader Toolkit
  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Video/Multimedia, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior
  • Award of Distinction, Writing/Video Script, Army National Guard, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Video Script
  • Honorable Mention, Writing/Brochure, Army National Guard, Integrity 24/7 (TEAM Mobilization Lesson Plan)
  • Honorable Mention, Writing/Video Script, Army National Guard, Your Family Readiness Group (TEAM Mobilization Lesson Plan)

Create Awards Competition

  • Gold, Package Design, Army National Guard, Team Mobilization Leader Toolkit

Creativity 36 Annual Design Showcase

  • Promotional Packaging, Army National Guard, TEAM Mobilization Leader Toolkit
  • Training Film/Video, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior

Davey Awards

  • Silver, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior

DiversityBusiness.com

  • The nation’s leading multicultural Internet site has named Mind & Media one of the Top 100 8(a) Businesses in the United States (Div100). Mind & Media was also selected as a Top Diversity-Owned Business and a Top Small Business. More than 500,000 businesses in the U.S. were eligible to participate in this survey.

DOD Visual Information Production Awards

  • Production of the Year, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior
  • First Place, Training, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior

Summit International Awards

  • Bronze, Packaging, Army National Guard, TEAM Mobilization Leader Toolkit

Telly Awards, 27th Annual

  • Bronze, Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior
  • Bronze, USAF, GeoBase Promotional Video (with ImPrint, LLC)

US International Film and Video Festival

  • Certificate for Creative Excellence, Training & Education (Government: Motivational, Personal Growth), Army National Guard, The Way of the Warrior

2005


Greatest Places to Work—Washingtonian Magazine

  • Mind & Media has been selected by Washingtonian magazine as one of the 55 “Greatest Places to Work” in the region. Mind & Media was chosen from a pool of more than 225 candidates because of its “interesting and challenging work, good pay and benefits, collegial staff, stability, flexibility, and employee development.”

Best Places to Work in Greater Washington

  • Washington Business Journal has recognized Mind & Media as one of the 50 “Best Places to Work in Greater Washington.” Mind & Media was selected from a pool of more than 230 highly regarded companies hailing from virtually every business sector.

APEX Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Marketing CD
  • Award of Excellence, Army National Guard, LEAD Marketing CD

Aurora Awards

  • Platinum Best of Show, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Marketing CD
  • Platinum Best of Show, Army National Guard, SEAR Marketing CD

Communicator Print Media Awards

  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Army National Guard, Retention Now Toolkit
  • Award of Distinction, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Marketing CD
  • Honorable Mention, Army National Guard, SEAR Marketing CD

Creativity 35 Annual Design Showcase

  • Package Design, Army National Guard, Retention Now Toolkit
  • CD, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Marketing CD

Davey Awards

  • Silver, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Marketing CD
  • Silver, Army National Guard, SEAR Marketing CD
  • Silver, Army National Guard, LEAD Marketing CD

DiversityBusiness.com

  • Mind & Media was selected as a Top Diversity-Owned Business by DiversityBusiness.com. This award distinguishes us as one of the top multicultural earners in Virginia. The award is also the basis for DiversityBusiness.com’s annual Top Business List, which is seen by over 15 million people and is used by major corporations and large buying organizations for finding new business partners.

Insight Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Marketing Video, Army National Guard, LEAD Marketing CD

MarCom Creative Awards

  • Platinum, Army National Guard, Retention Now Toolkit
  • Gold, Army National Guard, SEAR Marketing CD
  • Honorable Mention, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Marketing CD

2004


Aegis Awards

  • Winner, AFC, 2004 Lifetime Achievement Video

APEX Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Writing, Army National Guard, SEAR Cadre Training Modules

AXIEM Awards

  • Silver, Army National Guard, LEAD Presentations Disc #4
  • Silver, Army National Guard, SEAR Red Salvo #1
  • Silver, Army National Guard, SEAR White Salvo #2

Communicator Print Media Awards

  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Army National Guard, SEAR Cadre Training Modules
  • Award of Distinction, Great Addresses, Carlyle Suites Website

Communicator Video/Multimedia Awards

  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Army National Guard, SEAR Marketing CD
  • Award of Distinction, Army National Guard, LEAD Marketing CD

HORIZON Interactive Awards

  • Gold, IFC, Environmental Business Finance Program CD
  • Silver, NPC, Medicaid 101 Webcast

Summit Creative Awards

  • Silver Summit, IFC, Environmental Business Finance Program CD

US International Film and Video Festival

  • Second Place Silver Screen Award, IFC, Environmental Business Finance Program CD

Videographer Awards

  • Award of Distinction, IFC, Environmental Business Finance Program CD

2003


Aegis Awards

  • Winner, Land Trust of Virginia, Land Trust of Virginia—Protecting Virginia’s Land Heritage

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

  • Professional Service Business of the Year Award

APEX Awards

  • Award of Excellence, 4-H/Army Youth Development Project, Partners for Youth Annual Report

Aurora Awards

  • Gold, Environmental Protection, Land Trust of Virginia, Land Trust of Virginia—Protecting Virginia’s Land Heritage

AV Video & Multimedia Producer Top Producers

  • Mind & Media’s Sophia Lambrou and Chris Ammon were named among the Top Producers of 2003 by AV Video & Multimedia Producer magazine.

AXIEM Awards

  • Silver, Promotions, Life Cycles Marketing CD
  • Silver, Sales, Army National Guard, LEAD Marketing CD
  • Silver, Training, Army National Guard, LEAD Presentations

CINDY Awards, International Competition

  • Gold, Rapid Decision Trainer Demo CD
  • Silver, Army National Guard, RAISE Central Marketing CD

Communicator Awards

  • Award of Distinction, Sales or Marketing, Army National Guard, LEAD Marketing CD
  • Award of Distinction, Annual Report or Government, 4-H/Army Youth Development Project, Partners for Youth Annual Report

Creativity 33 Annual Design Showcase

  • Life Cycles Marketing CD
  • Army National Guard, LEAD Website

HORIZON Interactive Awards

  • Gold, Army National Guard, LEAD Marketing CD
  • Silver, Army National Guard, LEAD Presentations
  • Bronze, Life Cycles Marketing CD

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Media Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Dr. Spock Company, Parent Sense—“The Meaning of Play”

OMNI Intermedia Awards

  • Bronze, Life Cycles Marketing CD

Summit Creative Awards

  • Bronze, Life Cycles Marketing CD

2002


Aegis Awards

  • Finalist, Dr. Spock Company, Parent Sense—”Playtime”

AV Video & Multimedia Producer Top 100

  • Mind & Media managers Alan Eisenberg, Jill Nienhiser, and Chris O’Leary were named among the Top 100 Producers of 2002 by AV Video & Multimedia Producer magazine.

AXIEM Awards

  • Copper, Army National Guard, RAISE Central Marketing CD
  • Copper, Medigenesis, Marketing CD

CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Competition

  • Golden Eagle, News, Special Features & Public Affairs, The Means of Production, What Happened (90-minute tragicomedy about the dot-com boom and bust)

Communicator Awards

  • Award of Distinction, Sales or Marketing, Army National Guard, RAISE Central Marketing CD
  • Award of Distinction, Interactive CD, Rapid Decision Trainer Demo CD
  • Honorable Mention, Digital Business Card, Digital Press, Business Card

HORIZON Interactive Awards

  • Gold, Rapid Decision Trainer Demo CD
  • Gold, Medigenesis, Marketing CD
  • Silver, Army National Guard, RAISE Central Marketing CD
  • Silver, Mind & Media Website

ITVA-DC (International Television Association—Washington, DC, chapter)

  • Peer Award (Honorable Mention), The Means of Production, What Happened

Long Island International Film Expo

  • Best Documentary, The Means of Production, What Happened

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

  • Best Director (Aldo Bello), The Means of Production, What Happened
  • Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Las Vegas Premiere, The Means of Production, What Happened

Summit Creative Awards

  • Bronze, Rapid Decision Trainer Demo CD

Telly Awards, 23rd Annual

  • Bronze, Dr. Spock Company, Parent Sense—”Playtime”

2001


Aegis Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Event, NRCC, Great Republican Roundup
  • Award of Excellence, Promotional/Sales, Dr. Spock Company, Parent Sense Demo

Aurora Awards

  • Platinum Best of Show, Kaiser Family Foundation, In Their Own Words
  • Gold, Army Environmental Center, Impacts of UXO Response Actions on the Environment

AV Video & Multimedia Producer Top 100

  • Mind & Media’s president and co-founder, Marilyn Finnemore, named one of the Top 100 Producers of 2001 by AV Video & Multimedia Producer magazine.

AXIEM Awards

  • Silver, Dr. Spock Company, Parent Sense Demo
  • Silver, Multimedia Presentation, Mind & Media Marketing CD
  • Silver, Multimedia Presentation, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Interactive Presenter’s Guide

CINDY Awards

  • Bronze, Army Environmental Center, Impacts of UXO Response Actions on the Environment

CINDY Awards, International Competition

  • Gold, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program
  • Gold, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program
  • Silver, Dr. Spock Company, Parent Sense Promotional Video

Communicator Awards, Video/Multimedia Competition

  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Multimedia/Interactive CD, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program
  • Award of Distinction, External Communications/Marketing, Rapid Decision Trainer Demo CD

Hispanic Business Magazine

  • Mind & Media, Inc., named 16th fastest growing Hispanic-owned company by Hispanic Business magazine.

Telly Awards, 22nd Annual

  • Bronze, Political, NRCC, Great Republican Roundup
  • Bronze, Fundraising, NRCC, Great Republican Roundup
  • Bronze, Government Relations, Army Environmental Center, Impacts of UXO Response Actions on the Environment
  • Bronze, Health & Medicine, Inova Alexandria Hospital Video

2000


AV Video & Multimedia Producer Top 100

  • Aldo Bello, Mind & Media’s CEO and co-founder, named as one of the Top 100 Producers of 2000 by AV Video & Multimedia Producer magazine.

CINDY Awards

  • Bronze, Mind & Media Website
  • Honorable Mention, Mind & Media: Communication Architects (2-minute promotional video)

CINDY Awards, International Competition

  • Silver, Education K–12, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Presentations

Communicator Awards

  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Creativity/Concept, NRCC, Great Republican Roundup
  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Fundraiser, NRCC, Great Republican Roundup
  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Grades K–12, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Multimedia Presentation
  • Award of Distinction, AmeriCorps, College Recruitment Website
  • Award of Distinction, Dept. of State Office of Logistics Management, 1999 Annual Report
  • Honorable Mention, Interactive CD, Army National Guard, YOU CAN School Program Multimedia Presentation
  • Honorable Mention, Choice Hotels, E-Tool Kit

Telly Awards, 21st Annual

  • Bronze, Mind & Media: Communication Architects (2-minute promotional video)
  • Bronze, Educational, Army Environmental Center, Rowe Spring Pilot Study

1999


Aurora Awards

  • Platinum Best of Show, Fitness/Health, Frontiers of Medicine Pilot Video

Communicator Awards

  • Award of Distinction, Demo Reel, Building a Nation Broadcast Pilot

International Association of Business Communicators

  • “Best in Virginia” Award of Merit, Mind & Media Website
  • “Best in Virginia” Honorable Mention, Mind & Media: Communication Architects (2-minute promotional video)

International Wildlife Film Festival

  • Finalist, SOS: Stories of Survival—”The Florida Burrowing Owl” (30-minute pilot)
  • Certificate of Merit, Conservation Message, SOS: Stories of Survival—”The Florida Burrowing Owl” (30-minute pilot

Telly Awards, Classic Tellys

  • Silver, Panama Canal Treaty Implementation Plan Agency, U.S. Forces in Panama: Protecting Public Safety and the Environment
  • Bronze, SOS: Stories of Survival—”The Florida Burrowing Owl” (30-minute pilot)
  • Bronze, Panama Canal Treaty Implementation Plan Agency, Transferring U.S. Ranges

1998


Aegis Awards

  • Award of Excellence, SOS: Stories of Survival—”The Florida Burrowing Owl” (30-minute pilot)
  • Award of Excellence, Panama Canal Treaty Implementation Plan Agency, U.S. Forces in Panama: Protecting Public Safety and the Environment (10-minute educational video)
  • Award of Excellence, Cerebellum, The Eye-Popping World of Financial Accounting, Part I
  • Award of Excellence, Frontiers Inc., Frontiers of Medicine (30-minute pilot)

Communicator Awards

  • Award of Distinction, Frontiers Inc., Frontiers of Medicine (30-minute pilot)

Telly Awards, 19th Annual

  • Silver, Cerebellum, The Eye-Popping World of Financial Accounting, Part I
  • Bronze, Frontiers Inc., Frontiers of Medicine (ten-minute promo tape that sold our series to PBS)
  • Bronze, Magnolia Coach: Hospitality with a Southern Style (five-minute promo tape)

1997


Communicator Awards

  • Crystal Award of Excellence, Cerebellum, The Eye-Popping World of Financial Accounting, Part I
  • Award of Distinction, Cerebellum, Getting Online
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